Kodak Black Found Guilty of Violating House Arrest
Kodak Black was found guilty of willfully violating his house arrest in a Fort Lauderdale court yesterday (April 26). He'll face sentencing for the violation on May 4.
It was the third day of Kodak Black's violation hearing and obviously did not end favorably for the 19 year-old rapper, who was found guilty of violating the terms of his house arrest by going to a Miami-Dade strip club, a boxing match in Ohio and other places without the authorization of his probation officer.
Kodak's lawyers, however, argued that his traveling was for work. He's on probation for 2015 and 2016 charges including robbery, false imprisonment, fleeing a law enforcement officer and possession of a firearm by a delinquent, to which he pleaded no contest under a plea deal last year.
In court, a detective testified about about allegations that Kodak Black assaulted a bartender at Miami strip club, though several people who were in attendance said that's wholly untrue, including the club's former manager.
"Nothing happened. I was like, this is ridiculous," the club's former manager, Baljit Singh, said, according to the Sun Sentinel.
Additionally, Kodak is charged with criminal sexual conduct in South Carolina for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in a hotel room following his concert in Florence in February 2016. If convicted, he could face up to 30 years in jail.
As far as music, in early April, following the release of his album Painting Pictures, Black landed in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 charts, finishing at No. 3.
He faces up to a maximum of eight years in prison for his parole violation.